Obituary: Dorothy Burr Thompson
Sparkes, Brian A., The Independent (London, England)
DOROTHY BURR THOMPSON was the last link with the vanished group of American archaeologists working in Greece from the 1920s.
She was born Dorothy Burr in 1900 and grew up in Philadelphia. After studying Greek and classical archaeology under Rhys Carpenter ("my maestro") at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania (BA 1923, MA 1926), she went out to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. From 1924 onwards she worked for a number of years as an excavator at various sites, including Phlius (under Carl Blegen) and Eutresis (under Hetty Goldman). Her enthusiasm and keen observation came to the fore early when she saw labourers at Dendra (ancient Midea) starting to break …
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